A fresh (in more than one sense) and honest new voice in fiction is extravagantly displayed in this first novel that candidly dissects modern romance.
Plagued with weird parents, an underdeveloped body, and a mind on the verge of self-deconstruction, Phoebe Fine feels ill-equipped for a journey through the hardening chambers of the late twentieth-century heart. But from fifth grade and Roger Mancuso, equal parts baby Brando and court jester, through her early adult life with New Media executive Neil Schmertz, a babytalker who prefers spooning to sex, Phoebe trudges defiantly through guyland, armed with a tart tongue, and propelled by an insatiable desire to be loved.
About the Author
Lucinda Rosenfeld is the author of four novels, including What She Saw . . . and I m So Happy for You. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Slate, and many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters - and is the youngest of three sisters.
"Genuinely funny... [Rosenfeld] lays out a colorful butterfly collection of bad boyfriends here, their hearts still beating, their wings firmly pinned."
--The New York Times Book Review
"There's a wicked honesty to Phoebe's accounting, even as she's deluding herself that each successive boyfriend just might be the one."
--The Los Angeles Times
"Rosenfeld knows how to blend sadness with wit... her voice remains deliciously fresh, even, at times memorable."
--The Washington Post Book World